Bulletin Board Policy

Policy on Posting and Distribution of Non-Library Materials

Purpose:   As a resource for local information and community activities and events, the Wilmington Memorial Library provides bulletin board space for posting and a literature rack for passive distribution of non library materials of general community interest from other organizations.

Community bulletin boards may be used for the following types of information:

  • Postings of forthcoming educational, social, civic, charitable, cultural or recreational activities.
  • Postings by nonprofit organizations, groups, agencies or by any federal, state or local government agency providing services to citizens.
  • Postings announcing community services and volunteer opportunities. *
  • Postings advertising educational lessons and instruction. *
  • Nonpartisan election information, such as provided by the League of Women Voters or by the Secretary of State.

 

Community bulletin boards may not be used for the following types of information:

  • Commercial notices, solicitations, business cards, job postings and retail advertising.
  • Personal notices of items for sale.
  • Personal solicitations for fundraisers (i.e. walkathons, road races, etc.).
  • Materials that support or oppose any political candidate or ballot measure.
  • Materials that support or oppose a specific religious conviction.

 

Posting Guidelines

All items must be reviewed and posted by library staff. Notices posted without authorization will be removed. The Library Director or designee has final say on postings.

Due to limited space, the library reserves the right to prioritize the items that are posted based on community interest and timeliness of event. Some approved items may not be posted due to space limitations.

Postings larger than 11 inches by 8 ½ inches may not be accepted.

Postings without a specific date may be removed after 30 days if space is needed.

Posting of materials does not imply library endorsement or consent; nor will the library accept responsibility for the accuracy of the statements made in such materials.

Guidelines for Materials in Literature Rack

All items must be reviewed and placed in literature rack by library staff.   Items placed in the literature rack without authorization will be removed. Library Director or designee has final say on materials placed in the literature rack.

Due to limited space, the library reserves the right to prioritize the items that are placed in the literature rack based on community interest and timeliness of event. Some approved items may not be included due to space limitations.

Passive distribution of materials in the literature rack does not imply library endorsement or consent; nor will the library accept responsibility for the accuracy of the statements made in such materials.

*Postings announcing tutoring services and volunteer opportunities may be kept in a binder next to the bulletin board or at the Information Desk.
Postings for childcare and other children’s services are available in the Children’s Room.

Approved by Board of Library Trustees 5/18/10